Sandy has 25 years of international development experience mainly in the field of sustainable fisheries.
Sandy works extensively with fisheries management and governance, sustainable development and regional integration mainly on the African continent but also across the globe. She has led over 100 short or long-term development projects and has successfully been involved in project development, implementation and review of fishery sector projects, review of academic courses in fisheries and institutional reviews of partner institutions. She has extensive experience working with intergovernmental bodies and facilitating negotiation processes. Sandy regularly presents her work at conferences and meetings and she is the author of over 500 reports including: peer reviewed publications, policy briefs, consultancy reports, workshop proceedings, position papers, training manuals, and case studies.
Qualifications: MSc (distinction) Marine and Fisheries Science, University of Aberdeen, UK and BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK (class award).
Other Training: Certified diver, fisheries observer, IT and statistical courses, management and project cycle training and workshops.
Countries of Work Experience: Albania, Angola, Australia, Benin, Botswana, Canada, Chad, Chile, Denmark, Falkland Islands, France, Gambia, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.